About In an Antique Land: a book discussion with Bishupal Limbu
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 2:30pm
Multnomah County Library, Central Library, 801 SW 10th Avenue
Free and Open to the Public
This multi-generic book moves back and forth between Amitav Ghosh's experience living in small villages and towns in the Nile Delta and his reconstruction of a Jewish trader and his slave's lives in the eleventh century. Mixing conversation and research, imagination and scholarship, it is also a charged, eccentric history of the special relationship between two countries, Egypt and India, through nearly ten centuries of parochialism and sympathy, bigotry and affection.
Co-sponsored by the Multnomah County Public Library and the Oregon Council of the Social Studies and presented by the Portland State University Library and Middle East Studies Center with support from the U.S. Institute of Peace Public Education for Peacebuilding Support initiative and featuring some of the resources in the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
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